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Complete List of Bharat Ratna Laureates

PUBLISHED BY: SURENDER KUMAR
NOVEMBER 17, 2013

   
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 Complete List of Bharat Ratna Laureates

 

  Name   Birth - Death Conferred In

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1. C. Rajgopalachari C Rajagopalachari Feb 17 2011.JPG 1878–1972 1954 Freedom Fighter, First and the last Governor-General of free India
2. C. V. Raman Sir CV Raman.JPG 1888–1970 1954 Physicist
3. Dr. S Radhakrishnan Radhakrishnan.jpg 1888–1975 1954 Philosopher, India's First Vice President (1952-1962), and India's Second President (1962-1967)
4. Bhagwan Das   1869–1958 1955

 

Freedom Fighter, Author, Founder of Kashi Vidya Peeth

 

5. M. Visvesvarayya Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya small.jpg 1861–1962 1955 Civil engineer, Diwan of Mysore
6. Jawaharlal Nehru Bundesarchiv Bild 183-61849-0001, Indien, Otto Grotewohl bei Ministerpräsident Nehru cropped.jpg 1889–1964 1955 Freedom Fighter, author, first Prime Minister
7. Govind Ballabh Pant   1887–1961 1957

 

Freedom Fighter, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Home Minister, Integrated 650 states into the Union of India

 

8. D K Karve   1858–1962 1958

 

Educator, social reformer

 

9. Dr. B C Roy Bidhan.jpg 1882–1962 1961 Physician, Chief Minister of West Bengal
10. Purushottam Das Tandon   1882–1962 1961

 

Freedom Fighter, educationist

 

11. Dr. Rajendra Prasad Rajendra Prasad closeup.jpg 1884–1963 1962 Freedom Fighter, Jurist, first President
12. Zakir Hussain Dr Zakir Hussain.jpg 1897–1969 1963 Freedom Fighter, Scholar, third President
13. Pandurang Vaman Kane   1880–1972 1963

 

Indologist and Sanskrit scholar

 

14. Lal Bahadur Shastri Shastri in office.jpg 1904–1966 1966 Posthumous, Freedom Fighter, second Prime Minister
15. Indira Gandhi Indira2.jpg 1917–1984 1971 Third Prime Minister
16. V. V. Giri Varahagiri Venkata Giri.jpg 1894–1980 1975 Trade unionist and fourth President
17. K. Kamaraj K. Kamaraj.jpg 1903–1975 1976 Posthumous, Freedom Fighter, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
18. Mother Teresa MotherTeresa 090.jpg 1910–1997 1980 Catholic nun, Social worker and founder of the Missionaries of Charity
19. Vinoba Bhave Gandhi and Vinoba.jpg 1895–1982 1983

 

Posthumous, social reformer, Pioneer of Bhoodan Movement,  Freedom Fighter

 

20. Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan.jpg 1890–1988 1987 Frontier Gandhi, First non-citizen, Freedom Fighter, Founder of Red Shirts
21. M. G. Ramachandran MGR with K Karunakaran (cropped).jpg 1917–1987 1988 Posthumous, film actor, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
22. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Ambedkar Barrister.jpg 1891–1956 1990 Posthumous, Architect of the Indian Constitution, Crusader against Untouchablity, Dalit Icon, Social Reformer, Historian, politician, economist, and scholar
23. Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela-2008 (edit).jpg b. 1918 1990 Second non-citizen and non-Indian recipient, Led the movement against racialism in South Africa
24. Rajiv Gandhi Rajiv Gandhi (cropped).jpg 1944–1991 1991 Posthumous, Sixth Prime Minister
25. Vallabhbhai Patel Sardar patel (cropped).jpg 1875–1950 1991 Posthumous, Freedom Fighter, first Home Minister
26. Morarji Desai Morarji Desai 1978.jpg 1896–1995 1991 Independence activist, fourth Prime Minister
27. Abul Kalam Azad Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.jpg 1888–1958 1992 Posthumous, Freedom Fighter, first Minister of Education in independent India
28. J. R. D. Tata   1904–1993 1992

 

Industrialist and philanthropist

 

29. Satyajit Ray SatyajitRay.jpg 1922–1992 1992 Filmmaker
30. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam AbdulKalam.JPG b. 1931 1997 Missile Man and Founder of Integrated Missile Devp Project, Aeronautical Engineer, 11th President of India
31. Gulzarilal Nanda   1898–1998 1997

 

Freedom Fighter, interim Prime Minister

 

 

32. Aruna Asaf Ali   1908–1996 1997

 

Posthumous, Freedom Fighter

 

33. M. S. Subbalakshmi Ms subbulakshmi.jpg 1916–2004 1998 Carnatic classical singer
34. C. Subramaniam   1910–2000 1998

 

Freedom Fighter, Minister of Agriculture during the Green Revolution phase

 

35. Jayaprakash Narayan   1902–1979 1999

 

Posthumous, Freedom Fighter and politician

 

36.  Pt. Ravi Shankar Ravi Shankar 2009 crop.jpg 1920–2012 1999 Sitar player
37. Amartya Sen Amartya Sen NIH.jpg b. 1933 1999 Economist
38. Gopinath Bordoloi Gopinath Bordoloi.jpg 1890–1950 1999

Posthumous, Freedom Fighter, Chief Minister of Assam

 

39. Lata Mangeshkar Lata Mangeshkar - still 29065 crop.jpg b. 1929 2001 Nightingale of India, Playback singer
40. Ustad Bismillah Khan Bismillah at Concert1 (edited).jpg 1916–2006 2001 shehnai player
41. Pt. Bhimsen Joshi Pandit Bhimsen Joshi (cropped).jpg 1922–2011 2008 Hindustani classical singer
42. Prof. C. N. R. Rao Chintamani Nagesa Ramachandra Rao 03682.JPG b. 1934 2014
Materials Chemistry scientist
43. Sachin Tendulkar Sachin at Castrol Golden Spanner Awards (crop).jpg b. 1973 2014
Cricketer

 



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